There are two general categories of natural disasters, those that are gradual and foreseeable, (such as drought or famine), or those which are sudden and unforeseeable (such as an earthquake or a severe storm). Natural disasters are multifaceted in character, and require a humanitarian response that is commensurate with the nature of the disaster. The scale of the response needs to reflect the social and economic conditions of the disaster victims. Relief efforts tend to require a far-reaching... Topics: Canada, Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Relief, Darfur, Piracy off the Horn of Africa, Haiti
A short analysis of the mortality of Aboriginal Canadian Servicemen who served the Crown and Parliament of Canada during the Second World War.The question of mortality rate and participation rates are analyzed. The mortality rate amongst Aboriginal Canadians during wartime service appears comparable to the mortality rate of Canadian servicemen in general.It appears that participation rates amongst Aboriginal Canadians was around 28 % compared to 41 % as the general participation rate.Along... Topics: Canada, Remembrance Day, Aboriginal Canadians, Mortality rates, participation rates
In reading J.R. Taylor's 1983 article Euler, the Master Calculator a small commentary is in order about one of the mathematics questions not fully explained by Euler. In his 1983 article titled Euler, the Master Calculator J.R. Taylor presented eight examples of the type of mathematics that Euler became famous for. Taylor implies that one of the eight examples was not fully elucidated by Euler, to simply ln ln ln e^(1/e) which in the surface appears to lead to an inconsistency within the... Topics: Euler, exponential function, natural logarithm, mathematics, mathematician
From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Law of Conservation of Charge Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 17, conservation of charge
In the fall of 1984, in the aftermath of the KAL 007 Incident, I wrote a polite letter to the new Prime Minister of Canada. It began "Dear Prime Minister, Give us hope for the future. Continue the fine tradition of your predecessors in support of the United Nations ..." In my letter I suggested that the Prime Minister and his Parliament invite President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet General Secretary for a summit at the Citadelle in Quebec City. In my letter I reminded Prime Minister... Topics: Irish Eyes Summit, St. Patrick's Day, Brian Mulroney, Ronald Reagan, Quebec City 1943, Quebec City...
From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, Book Index and Author's list Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Index, Authors list
This is an in class experiment at a Physics 100 level to teach about the drag force and terminal velocity. In Study 1 you will use Dimensional Analysis to determine a functional form for the drag Force. In Study 2 you will use Data to confirm the velocity dependence of the drag Force. In Study 3 you will study terminal velocity and use a graph to determine the coefficient of drag for several unknown shapes. In Study 4 the terminal velocity for a sky diver is calculated and for the RAF Grand... Topics: Drag Force, Coefficient of Drag, Terminal Velocity, Dimensional Analysis, skydiver, Grand Slam bomb
A short essay for the Graduate magazine at the University of British Columbia from January 2002 commenting on a lack of scholastic responsibility with a cross section of academics and instructors who do not have an appreciation of the rich Parliamentary Heritage of Canada, and the nature of democracy in Canada. In particular the article questions why the out dated and backward 19th century prejudices of Marx and Engels are still taught in the 21st century in a modern nation like Canada.... Topics: lack of scholastic responsibility at UBC, nature of democracy in Canada, Parliamentary democracy,...
There is a fundamental principle of law know as neglect. When disregard results in harm to others than one is culpable of neglect. If you were to inadvertently put poison into coffee and walked away and someone were to die from that poison you would be guilty of negligence. If you knew it was poison but had no premonition that someone would die, or did nothing to diminish the harm, then you would be guilty of manslaughter. If you knew it was poison and that someone would die then you would be... Topics: AIDS, don't ask don't tell, neglect
Find the smallest value of a constant m such that 0 < mx â 1 + (1/x) for all positive values of x. This manuscript was written in 1980, but remained lost in the authorâs library until recently rediscovered. Topics: minima of a function, graphical analysis, discriminant, calculus
As outlined in the Canada First Defence Strategy, Canada and the US share a common responsibility to provide for the collective defence of its citizens in a complex, multifaceted and changing world environment. While Canada has always placed its domestic needs foremost in our defence preparedness, there are four key areas of partnership between Canada and the United States in Collective Security. Since 1947, both Canada and the United States have successfully dealt with the evolving bi-national... Topics: Canada, United States, Joint Defence, Pearson Doctrine, Collective Security
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Have compassion for us! compassion for we the adventurous for our errors, for our sins. They are Apollinaire in nature. Topics: poem, mathematics, Canadian poetry
Cancer claims the lives of ten million people around the world each year and there are few medical procedures available to properly diagnose and treat the disease. This September 2008 editorial which first appeared in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal looks at the NRU crisis, the design shortfalls of the 10 MW thermal MAPLE reactors, and several proposals on how one can deal with the NRU crisis, the MAPLE shortfalls and expanded SPECT radioisotope production using Canadian made... Topics: SPECT radioisotope production, NRU, Maple Reactor, cyclotron, CUPJ
The week nine notes titled Nerves, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Nerves
A talk given in 2011 that begins with Euclid's Optiks, and continues on to Leonardo and ray tracing, and Johannes Kepler's thin lens equation, to Newton the solar spectrum and his Optiks,light and photons, Richard Feynman and Quantumelectrodynamics, Canadian physicist and Nobel Physics Prize winner Arthur Schawlow and the Laser, Canadian Astronomer Andrew McKellar, The Big Bang, the Cosmic Background Radiation and Gamma Ray Bursts. The talk is for a general audience and spans 23 centuries of... Topics: Euclid's Optiks, Leonardo da Vinci, ray tracing, Kepler's thin lens equation, Newton and spectrum,...
A novel about German and Japanese wartime cooperation in the field of nerve gas and rocketry and the Imperial Japanese Navy's plans to attack San Francisco during the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in the spring and early summer of 1945. The Naval Intercept Station, Station Pont Grey, at the University of British Columbia is featured in this story. This novel is based on historical fact, some of which remains hidden within national archives. Topics: Station Point Grey, Nerve Gas, Rockets, Wartime cooperation between Germany and Japan, attack on...
The week four notes titled What is Light, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, What is Light?
The week eight notes titled After Images, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, After Images
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk! Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
The Right Angle Triangle is one of the most widely studied basic trigonometric shape. In this short paper an algorithm to determine the dimension, or size, of the right triangle using the values of its known Area and Perimeter is derived. The two algorithms we have derived for the sum and difference of a and b (a + b) = (P^2 + 4A) / 2P and (a â b) = (1/2) â [P^2 â 24A + 16 (A/P)^2] lend themselves readily to calculation. There is, in turn, a modest amount of calculating involved in finding a... Topics: right triangle, perimeter, area, finding the values for a b and c, Pythagorean Theorem
From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Hierarchy of so-called Elementary Particles Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 23, elementary particles
So much as been written to perpetuate the myth that boys are not at risk or suffering some disadvantage. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you look at how boys are disadvantaged, one has only to look at rates of child mortality, low academic achievement, at the rate of suicides, substance abuse and high school drop outs by boys. By not sufficiently addressing the needs of boys, there occurs the perpetuation of of social harm that passes from one generation to the next. Some of the... Topics: Boys, disadvantaged, at risk, education, curriculum, discrimination
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Amongst the warmth and light of an August afternoon Amongst the clouds and raindrops too Even in a world so much at odds and ends One can find summerâs happiness. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
This is a repeated upload for this paper. This paper looks at the incline plane experiment done by Galileo Galilei. I will update this upload with an expanded paper on the subject when I have a moment. Topic: none
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich For better or for worst human nature does not change art is what artists make of it writing is what writers make it too. Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
The third part of as four part history of Station Point Grey and Special Intelligence, this part looks at the final months of the War in the Pacific and in particular why atom bombs were dropped on the strategic military targets of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This part also looks at the Asian Holocaust where upwards of thirty million people were murdered by the Empire of Japan between 1937 and 1945, OPERATION DOWNFALL the planned invasions of Japan, the attacks on the West Coast of Canada by... Topics: Station Point Grey, Special Intelligence, the Asian Holocaust, Fire Balloons, submarine attacks,...
An October 2005 article for the Graduate Magazine at UBC. The lives of my Grandfathers my deceased Godfather, father and myself in the service of the Crown and Parliament of Canada. A need to respect the Parliament of Canada and International Law. The importance of the Vienna Convention and the sad consequence of the 1997 APEC riot at UBC. Were in not for the 1997 APEC riot and its political aftermath, Canada would have most likely sent our servicemen, RCMP officers and relief volunteers to... Topics: UBC, Vienna Convention, Geneva Convention, International Law, 1997 APEC Riot, Parliament of Canada
An unpublished article written the week of the sinking of the Russian Nuclear submarine Kursk speculating as to the cause of the sinking - a hot running torpedo. This article was sent to the National Post, Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun. The author predicts that upwards of sixteen or so men would have survived the initial explosion and sinking in the aft section of the nuclear powered submarine ... when the wreck is lifted off the bottom the count will have been found to be 23. Had one of the... Topics: Kursk, sinking, hot running torpedo, speculate as to cause of accident
A short talk given in 1993 by Dr. R. V. Jones. It is worth noting the final words in his talk; "... intelligence, properly conducted, is not only honourable but is a vital contribution to the stability of the civilized world." Dr. R. V. Jones' talk is mentioned in the article "Station Point Grey and Very Special Intelligence: Part 2" Topics: R.V. Jones, Intelligence
The week one notes titled the Golden Ratio, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Golden Ratio
Introduction to the Theory of Relativity by Peter Bergmann Part 2: Chapter 6 - 9 Prentice-Hall, New York, 1948 Topics: Bergmann, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, Relativistic Mechanics of Mass Points,...
This is a poem written on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The poem "The Circle of Death" was submitted to the Lemkin Tehlirian Prize for Poetry competition organized by the Armenian Students Association at UBC Topics: Armenian Genocide, Lemkin, Tehlirian, poem
The teaching and learning of science, and how this reflects the deeper nature of the universe, requires an investment of time, effort and a disciplined intellect. This paper looks at the work of Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon and Newton to define science as a humanistic discipline like no other. The quest and question of universal truth is touched upon ... Topics: Science, Humanism, Universal Truth, Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon, Newton
The week one notes titled Aristarchus and the Distance to the Moon, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline). Eratta: The Rcoin in the determination of the distance to the moon should be 2.10 metres and not 0.41 metres. This yields a lunar diameter of 3,430,000 metres or a radius of 1,715,000 m. The accepted value is 1737,000 metres. This simple measurement is within 1.3 % of the... Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Aristarchus and the Distance to the Moon
An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich With women, as with flowers Bright pollen bursts from within Carried by the wind before the tower That dare cast shadows on our sins. Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
This is Chapter 1 of the novel Helles Licht: A Novel about nuclear weapons development in wartime Germany and Japan which is available through AMAZON / Kindle Direct. The Novel focuses on the life of Herr Doktor Fritz Houterman and the work done by Germany and shared with their wartime Allie Japan. Mention is made of the work of Hideki Yukawa and a nuclear weapons test by Japan off Hungnam Korea in August 1945. There are some who believe that the Nobel Prize in Physics given to Yukawa after the... Topics: nuclear weapons, wartime, Germany, Japan, Houterman, Yukawa
A 2002 essay to the Gravitation Research Foundation Essay Contest, Is Gravity an Induced Quantum Effect? This paper explores the idea that Gravity is not a separate effect but is the result of an induced quantum effect which because of quantum uncertainty disturbs space-time in such a way as to cause an interaction that we call gravity. There is a set of papers that looks closer at quantum electrodynamics posted here at archive.org by the author. The reader may want to look at these papers as... Topics: Gravitation Research Foundation Essay, Is Gravity and Induced Quantum Effect?
Twelve New and Original Poems by Patrick Bruskiewich 1. Oh Come Philistine! 2. Enough Already! 3. Where Has Beans Roll In 4. Their Lives Are All Lies 5. Like Soft, White Feathers 6. He Played a Disconcerting Role 7. The World is Made for the Mean 8. Archimedesâ Ambiguity 9. A is for adolescent â¦ Angst 10. Thatâs It! 11. Yo, William! 12. Titania Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
A play on the name Pascal - the Lascap's Triangle - is a popular and simple mathematical puzzle presented to high school students to solve. Following a few subtle clues it is possible to decipher the puzzle. As I told a student trying to solve this puzzle "anything that be encrypted can be decrypted if you work at it long enough." An expression for the elements E(n,r) of Lascap's Triangle is derived by inspection. Topics: Lascap's Triangle, expression for elements, by inspection